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of energy asked me to do that project in the department of energy. the department of energy was 133 task forces that needed a secretary or undersecretary had to participate in and had meetings at least once a week or whatever. i sent around a questionnaire to all of the assistant secretaries, deputies, how many up cap -- to these task force you do think we could illuminate? -- eliminate? the answer was none. even though some of them never went to them, never met, when push came to shove, they did not want to give it up because at some point in time and some future, there may be a task force that helps the department of energy. the agencies would tell us that morethey cannot give back stretch -- more spectrum, they probably needed more. if we didn't outside independent audit, we were probably get a totally different report. the chairman emeritus of energy and commerce committee. this is "the communicators." >> c-span. created by america's cable companies and brought to you as a public service. is this the technique that -- more efficient than direct mail? [laughter] -- glamour ofr reagan
barton, a republican of texas, is the chairman emeritus of the energy and commerce committee, he joins us on "the communicators" to talk about some of the telecommunications issues facing congress and the fcc. congressman, if we could start with a couple of breaking issues in the last week or so. number one, i want to get your thoughts on the comcast/time warner cable merger and whether or not congress will end up playing a role on that. >> guest: well, we really haven't had a chance to study it much at the committee level. i think we will have a hearing on it. i'm sure the chairmen will have a hearing. on the surface of it, i would think the congress would be generally receptive. we would want to look at any local issues where there was a market dominance, disproportionate share of concentration, but i think overall we would tend to be receptive. >> host: the other issue i wanted to ask you about, tom wheeler's comments regarding the net neutrality ruling. fcc chair wheeler said he would leave title ii on the table. >> guest: well, the fcc under president obama just doesn't get it. the c
if they could eliminate the interagency task forces they were on and the secretary of energy asked me do that. they were on 133 task forces that needed a secretary, deputy second or under secretary had to participate in and had meetings once a week or months or whatever. so i sent a questionnaire to them and said how many task forces do you think we could eliminate and what do you think the answer was? none. even though some of them never went to them. some never met. but when push came to shove, they didn't want to give it up because they said in some future, there might be a task force that helps. so i think if we checked with the federal agents, they would say they don't give back. but a market analyst doing an w outside
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